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This NYC Ferry Crash was a Complete Shock

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This NYC Ferry Crash was a Complete Shock

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On October 15, 2003, the MV Andrew J. Barberi, made its approach at Staten Island, packed with commuters from Manhattan. Inexplicably, the ship failed to slow down, slamming sideways into the pier.


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Just two years after 9/11, the "Andrew J. Barberi," one of the largest ships in the Staten Island Ferry fleet, is on its way back from Manhattan when something goes horribly wrong. As the crew prepares to dock, the ferry slams into a maintenance pier at full speed, tearing its side wide open and killing 11 passengers. In a city still recovering from the devastating attack on the World Trade Center, some speculate that terrorism might have been involved, but interviews with the crew suggest another theory.

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